Singapore, also known as the Lion City, the Garden City and the Red Dot is a global city in South-East Asia. It is a global financial center with a tropical climate and multi-cultural population. Affectionately regarded as Asia’s perennial geek, the new school Singapore is all about sci-fi architecture in billion dollar gardens, contemporary art in converted barracks, and single origin coffee in heritage shop houses.
Recent years have seen the city driving towards recognition as an international tourist destination in its own right, rather than as a convenient stopover. Significant investment has resulted in developments such as Marina Bay Sands, the three-towered skyscraper that now stands as Singapore’s centerpiece; Resorts World Sentosa, which is home to a Universal Studios theme park; and Gardens by the Bay, a remarkable project complete with “supertrees” and two colossal plant domes.